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Regular Meeting – Apr 7, 2023

April 7, 2023 @ 10:30 am 12:30 pm

We’ll hear presentations from Joshua Parker, Director of Business Development at BWX Technologies and Carol Lane, Vice President, Government Relations for X-energy. We will also entertain comments from members of the public and address other commission business.

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Unfortunately, the first part of the meeting was not recorded.

Joshua Parker of BWX Advanced Technologies presentation slide deck.

Carol Lane of X-energy presentation slide deck.

Referenced in X-energy’s presentation:
Feasibility Assessment and Economic Evaluation: Repurposing a Coal Power Plant Site to Deploy an Advanced Small Modular Reactor Power Plant

Meeting video transcript

Meeting minutes (APPROVED): PDF


Quorum requirement. We require six (6) commission members in attendance to have a quorum.

91A notice. Group email communications constituting a quorum of commission members are subject to 91A requests. Please email the Chair directly to communicate with the group.

Remote access. Commission members are encouraged to attend in-person. Guests and members of the public are invited to attend either in-person or via Zoom using this link:

Agenda Items

  1. Approve minutes of the March 6 meeting
  2. Public input. Pass sign-in sheet.
  3. Presentation – 30 minutes w/ additional Q&A
    Joshua Parker, Director of Business Development at BWXT Advanced Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT)

    Joshua’s bio can be found here.
    BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) is a leading provider of advanced technologies and services for the nuclear industry. With a focus on innovation and safety, BWXT specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, and servicing of nuclear components and fuel. The company plays a crucial role in powering the U.S. Navy’s nuclear fleet and supporting national defense, while also contributing to the global expansion of clean and sustainable nuclear energy solutions. BWXT’s commitment to excellence and continuous improvement ensures the delivery of reliable and efficient products and services to customers across the nuclear sector.
    Peter will discuss:
    • Overview of BWX Technologies Inc. – capabilities and facilities
    • Advanced Nuclear Development Activities – including TRISO fuel development
    • Overview of BWXT Advanced Nuclear Reactor
    • Colleague, Scott Nagley, will cover the TRISO development and industrialization
  4. Presentation – 30 minutes w/ additional Q&A
    Carol Lane, Vice President, Government Relations for X-energy

    Carol’s bio can be read here.
    X-energy is developing an advanced small modular reactor and proprietary fuel that can deliver affordable zero-carbon energy. Their technology expands the applications and markets for deployment of nuclear technology compared to other small modular reactors and conventional nuclear power. The company’s technology is expected to greatly enhance the applicability of zero-carbon nuclear energy generation, with a serviceable addressable market expected to reach approximately $500 billion by 2040 and increase to approximately $1 trillion by 2050.
    Carol will discuss:
    • Overview of X-energy
    • Overview of High Temperature Gas Reactor (HTGR) X-e 100 reactors
    • Flexible Applications of HTGR reactors
    • Summary of Federal legislation supporting Advanced Reactors
  5. Additional public input
  6. Commission member discussion
  7. Old and new business
  8. Action Items
  9. Motion to adjourn


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